Sunday, September 23, 2018

23rd of September 2018 - Church Anniversary

Title: A call to holiness

Main Text: 1 Thess 4:7-8

Preacher: Pastor Daniel Gbolahan

Some people are called into specific offices in the ministry. Some are called to be teachers, apostles, others Pastors, evangelists etc

There is also a call to salvation.
However, there is a calling (from God) to ALL of His Children. It is the call to Holiness

The first step to Holiness, is Repentance.

The first call of God is to Repentance
To repent means to turn from destructive ways 

What does it mean to repent?
To repent is not just to feel sorry for your sin, rather to change.
It means, I am not just sorry for the wrong I did, but i turned from the habit of repeating my sin.
When you repent, there is a change of will, direction, and change of mind.

When John preached, he stated, "Repent ye" (Matthew 3:1-3)
He was warning us to turn back to the way of God
The path of man is crooked, but the path of God is straight

Hence, you must put off old habits and constantly renew your mind (Ephesians 4:17-24).

God has given us The Holy Spirit to enable us live Holy. 
Remember, we must have a relation with The Father, and as his children, we must take up His nature, which is holiness (2 Cor 6:16-18)

Have a blessed week.

Saturday, September 22, 2018

22nd of September 2018 

Title: Profitable Servant (worker's meeting)

Main Text: Matthew 25:14-30

Preacher: Pastor Daniel Gbolahan

Not everyone in hell is there because they committed sexual immorality, theft, drug abuse and other things we would consider detestable.

The main text tells us of a servant cast in hell because he refused to use his talents unto God's profit. (Matt 25:14-30)

Profit means to be useful, of service or of benefit.
Anything of profit brings return to the investor
It is the proceed from investment, and anyone in business, understands the meaning of profit.

Foundation of Profitability To God
1) You must know the scripture (2 Tim 3:16-17)
To be profitable to God without taking time to learn His scripture, you are simply wasting your time. (2 Chron 25:1-2).
You cannot be profitable to God without learning the scripture.

2) Knowing The Lord must become your priority.
Do not put service before knowing God -(1 Chron 28.9, 2 Sam 6:1-10, Acts 20.20)

3) Be ready for persecution/trials from the Enemy, The Devil (Psalms 11:1-2).

4) Serving God on your terms is not acceptable to Him. He sets the rules (Matt 21:12-13).
If you hired a servant or an apprentice, does he work as he feels or based on your terms?
You do not dictate to God how you want to serve Him. 

5) His work takes precedence over my work. His will takes precedence over my will. My will must be subject to His Will (John 4:24)

22nd of September 2018 

Title: Raising Godly Standards II

Main Text: Ezekiel 22:23-31

Preacher: Pastor Daniel Gbolahan

Do you know, if you see someone doing wrong and don't correct them about their wrongdoing, God is displeased?

The answer is clearly defined in Ezekiel 33:7-10. 

Remember the story of David, after he committed adultery and murder ( 2 Sam 11:1-26), he was confronted by Nathan the Prophet. (2 Sam 12:1-15)

Imagine Nathan never confronted David, he would have covered his sins and God would have destroyed David.
However Nathan challenged David about his sin, David repented and God forgave Him.

Likewise, whenever you see something wrong, please point it out, rather than keeping silent. You are saving a soul when you do this.

If you do otherwise, it's like breaking the hedge as described in Ecc 10.8
If you lower the standard of righteousness, you are breaking the hedge.

21st of September 2018 

Title: Raising Godly Standards

Main Text: Ezekiel 22:23-30

Preacher: Pastor Daniel Gbolahan

A standard is an authorized sample. It could also be defined as a Rule used "as a basis" for judgement.

Jesus did not come to earth for us to have material wealth. 
Rather he valued our souls and was willing to sacrifice himself (to redeem us from hell)

However, in our main texts, (Ez 22 vs 25), God was displeased with the prophets of old because they "devoured souls"

How so? "They have taken the treasure and precious things". 
Please note, when God refers to something precious, he is not talking about money or material wealth.
What God considers precious is our soul.
Hence by depriving the word of God to guide the people (souls), they have made many women widows

Fact is, the truth sometimes hurt, and we avoid people who tell us the truth. 
So to please people, the priest  may hide the truth from the children of Isreal.

Verse 26 tells us the prophets profaned holy things and put no clear distinction between the clean and unclean.

God was really angry with the prophets, yet he remains merciful. He was seeking someone to stand in the gap and pray for the nation?

When God wanted to destroy Sodom, notice he discussed the matter with Abraham. He knew that Abraham would stand in the gap for the nation. Gen 18:17-33

Are you praying for your nation? 

Are you raising a godly standard?

Sunday, September 16, 2018

16th of September 2018 

Title: Looking unto Jesus

Main Text: Isaiah 45:22

Preacher: Pastor Thy Will

The biggest challenge we face (as children of God today), is that our priorities are not right.
Christ should be first, family second, and career third (1 John 2:16).
The worldly system in place  does it's very best to change our priorities away from God.
Always remember this world is temporary, and everything in it would one day pass away/come to an end.
What are your priorities?

Action Plan
Set Your Priorities Right

Sunday, September 9, 2018

9th of September 2018 

Title: Prayer

Main Text: Daniel 6:10

Preacher: Minister Samuel Oyekan

Prayer should be taken seriously, just like breathing.
If a person stops breathing, he/she dies.
Likewise, a prayerless life, is like a dead christian life

Prayers that are pleasing God

1) Die to your flesh (i.e. put an end to bad character/old sinful nature such as cursing, backbiting etc.) Phil 3:10
2) Praying God's perfect will his done. (Mt 6:10)
3) Prayers according to His scripture (John 9:31)

Today's Key Points

1) Time spent in prayer is never wasted
2) Prayer should not be used as a means to seek help only , rather to seek God
3) Prayer is like breathing. It unites our soul to God
4) Prayer without faith is a sin
5) Prayer is the cry of Hope
4) It is a channel of all blessings 
5) The more prayer = more power, little prayer = little power
6) nothing is impossible with God
7) Do not face a day, until you face God